I don't really know anything about bikes, went to a few shops today to get an idea.
The staff recommended this:
Our requirements were - not too expensive (these come at £200), for general leisure use (with a 7 year old coming along, we're never going to be doing 30 miles on road) on gravel paths, forest tracks, etc. Nothing particularly demanding.
I had a look at the Giant website. I couldn't particularly see anything in the 'Sport' Mountain Bike range (http://www.giant-bicycles.com/en-GB/bikes/mountain/) to persuade me to upgrade (the Boulder is £250 and the Rincon is £300).
But I'm curious about the Sedona bicycle. This comes in at £250, and is classed by Giant as 'Comfort'
What are the practical differences between the two?